Votes That Count

Tonight is a pivotal night in the voting cycle.  Oh, sure, there is a primary in Michigan that’s been proclaimed as a “must-win” for Mitt Romney, but I’m talking about the other, more important voting cycle.  The one that gets over 50 million votes regularly. 

Yes, American Idol begins anew tonight at 8:00.  Send in the clowns.  As usual, I’ll be taping it for Norm when he gets out of work.  So I’ll probably see some of it twice*.

Will Simon be his usual catty self?  Will Seacrest have a new slogan for the year, or will we hear the re-emergence of “Seacrest-Out!” (He oughtta be out by now.)**

Will Paula be newly medicated? 

Will Randy have lost or gained weight? 

Is there any truth to the rumor of a Randy/Paula duet?

Who will be this season’s William Hung?  This season’s Sanjaya?  Frenchie? 

Will this season’s winner last longer than Taylor Hicks, who’s already been summarily dropped from his record label for poor sales, while Daughtry is on top of the world?

Yes, America waits on tenterhooks for the premiere of the only thing we feel worth voting for anymore. 

On another, semi-related topic (because it’s also on Fox), we spent the last two evenings watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  I must say it’s an action packed show that is of course a bit predictable (we already know how the storyline eventually ends from the movies), but still quite enjoyable.  Although I don’t want to get hooked on a new show at this point, writers’ strike and all. 

Still, it ought to keep me sated until Season Two of Jericho premiers on February 12th. 

I’ll let you know what I think of tonight’s show.  Stay tuned . . .

*note to self, buy Excedrin.



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